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Coronavirus – Kenya: EU boosts Kenya National Commission on Human Rights' (KNCHR) fight against human rights violations

Download logoThe EU has today delivered an urgent support packet of Ksh 52.2 million (EUR 450 000) to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights to boost its efforts to counter human rights abuses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This partnership will allow the KNCHR to take up urgent public interest litigation cases that benefit the vulnerable and marginalised members of society in particular. It will also facilitate enhanced public education and awareness programmes through community radio

Coronavirus – Kenya: The EU, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Denmark are bolstering food security in Kenya and the region with over...

Download logoTeam Europe’ have put together a package of crisis-support in order to bolster food security in Kenya and neighbouring countries at a time of crisis due to COVID-19. This includes help for farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs, assistance in the fight against locusts, humanitarian aid and epidemic control measures. At least Ksh 2.4 billion (EUR 21 million) of this support will go to Kenya, and the support for Kenya’s neighbours also helps Kenya. Concretely, the Europ

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Learning from the Ebola Outbreak to Fight COVID-19 in International Organization for Migration (IOM) Sierra Leone

With more than 14,000 Ebola cases and nearly 4,000 deaths, Sierra Leone was one of the hardest hit countries by the 2014 – 2016 outbreak. Ebola overwhelmed the country’s fragile public health system, which was still rebuilding after a brutal civil war, and struggling to meet demands for additional healthcare practitioners. Now Sierra Leone faces COVID-19. As of 7 May, there were 225 confirmed cases and 14 deaths related to COVID-19 in the country.  These numbers, actually, a

Coronavirus – Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Download logoWe, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are honored to issue this joint statement on behalf of the people and gover

Coronavirus – South Sudan: FAO seeds distribution underway in South Sudan despite COVID-19 restrictions

Download logoJacqueline Tuon is 21 years old and already the mother of three children, having given birth to her first at just 14. The family lives in northern Bari Payam, in Central Equatoria State, where in early April FAO distributed seeds and essential farming tools to 500 households as part of the Organization's Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP) in South Sudan. With restrictions imposed on the movement of personnel and equipment due to the global COVID-1

Coronavirus – Somalia: Joint statement on reconciliation processes in Jubaland

Download logoThe below statement was signed by United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, United States and the United Nations. "We, the undersigned international partners welcome the dialogue between the Jubaland administration and the leadership of the Jubaland Council for Change which culminated in a reconciliation agreement signed on 23 April". "Disputed electoral outcomes in Jubaland and other

Coronavirus – Mozambique: One Year After Cyclone Kenneth, Northern Mozambique Faces Challenges Including COVID-19

Download logoFirst the Cyclone, now the contagion. Northern Mozambique is reeling from nature’s blows over the past year. On 25 April 2019, the Category-4 tropical Cyclone Kenneth struck the communities of some 280,000 people. The Province of Cabo Delgado, which borders Tanzania, is marked by displacement due to insecurity which generates important humanitarian needs. In February 2020, cholera was identified, affecting hundreds of people. Now COVID-19 brings a new threat. IOM’s

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Returned Migrants in Sierra Leone Use Music and Ebola Experience to Combat COVID-19

Download logoTalented young returned migrants from Sierra Leone, Henry Bessman (Henry B), Ibrahim Kargbo (Adkay) and Abdul Karim Sankoh (Gift), used their creative skills to write and record Corona virus is real, an original song about Covid-19. The song is available in English and Krio and aims to inspire people in Sierra Leone to take this virus seriously and protect themselves. The young men took the initiative to write the song to raise awareness about the virus in a way that people will